TMCC

News

TMCC College News

Free Tax Prep and Money Workshops for TMCC Students

Posted: Jan 28, 2014

Flames Staff Picture

A new program by students, for students, aims to assist with financial planning and tax preparation. Financial Literacy and Money Education by Students (FLAMES), has been diligently working to learn everything they can about finances and how to educate fellow students on behaviors, attitude and general knowledge. From credit scores and budget creation, to FAFSA and identity theft, this team of students will share what they have learned with the TMCC student community through free workshops, one-on-one peer mentoring, fun events, and a helpful online presence. FLAMES is funded through a $100,000 grant from USA Funds and housed in Financial Aid.

Each student peer mentor has successfully completed training and professional development in preparation to serve other TMCC students. The students work 15-20 hours a week and have already worked with community programs, such as Gear Up, creating personalized workshops for specific groups of students beginning in February.

For students who want to be more engaged, FLAMES has created an SGA-recognized club: Financial Literacy Society. The club meets monthly and plans events aimed at helping students. Their first two events include:

  • For the Love of Money, a free workshop for couples on Valentine’s Day (Friday, Feb. 14) from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in RDMT 252. Learn how to manage your finances as a couple from a guest speaker, free lunch included.  Space is limited. RSVP online. Only one person in the relationship needs to be a TMCC student.
  • Free Tax Prep for TMCC students, get your taxes done for free. Visit our website for information about whether you qualify to participate. If you qualify for the program, please RSVP online.  Tax preparations will take place on Friday, Feb. 14 from noon-4 p.m. and on Friday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Sierra Building, room 107.

For more information about FLAMES, contact us.



Posted by:
TMCC's Public Information Office
Telephone: 775-673-7087
Email: pio@tmcc.edu

Return to previous page